New Foreigner Book!


a few hardcovers and pbs available from Closed Circle, signed. Latest: Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood, Jane Fancher short story. Chernevog, part 2 of the Rusalka trilogy co-written by CJ and Jane; and Orion's Children, a tetralogy from Lynn.

Welcome to the new look
Wave Without A Shore

It’s a work in progress but everything should work now


Tanner off to the vet for a dental issue… would be wonderful, now that it is fixed, if it calmed his opera-on-the-stairs routine, but we have small hope. The good news is, he is otherwise in good shape. Sympathies for those of you in heat-stress. We've been cool up here, but I have the feeling nature...

On the clans

Somebody asked me about the five Padi Valley clans: the ones commonly listed are Taiben, Atageini, Ajuri, and Kadagidi---so what is the fortunate fifth? I repeat the answer here: "Dur does function as a fortunate fifth. The real fifth was Sheiji. When an association...

Ah, the egg industry.

The eggs come from various species, but the most 'domesticated' is a ground-dwelling lizard that favors river banks, and over-lays like mad. So long as the lizards are well-fed, they produce eggs. Lots of eggs, the over-do strategy of some species that would have you...

What about Birds?

I thought it might amuse you (many of you do read the Foreigner books) to get a little window on the worldbuilding. You'll notice, absent their own Chicxulub event, some things are different about the Earth of the atevi. No birds, for one thing. A few things militate...

Still writing….

Making good progress. THis means the house is a disgrace and the yard is a mess, but writing is going on.

Bodexpress—the weird year—

Well, the jockey is embarrassed, Bodexpress clearly has an energetic takeoff out of the gate, and did his best to do his job for the day... The Derby was weird. The Preakness was weird. The weird goes on. I don't watch horse racing. I will not watch a race until I am...

Jane and I Had Our 5th Wedding Anniversary Yesterday

And our garden pretty much looks as it did that day, when we used it for our location. The orange/fire colored azalea is twice the size it was, we have glorious blooms out of 4 tree peonies, the red hawthorn is festooning its branches in pink like a Maxfield Parrish...

The morning air is pleasantly cool and smells of flowers…

And the pond is crystal clear. We now have the garden under control. The house---not so much. There are still stacks of boxes in the kitchen as high as my chin. But it's useable. One of these days Jane and I are going to declare an Organization Day and start trying to...

Found out what happened re Foreigner scheduling….

My fault. And it's complicated. I usually, when finished with a book, email it to my editor/publisher. But she happened to be in the middle of the Atlantic ocean when I finished, on a boat, and I was not so sure about e-mails. So I waited. And started the next book....


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CJ making final editing pass.

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Alliance Rising

Now AVAILABLE at booksellers

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Alliance-Union History

Held for Closed-Circle until we turn in AR.

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